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Stuck drivers rescued by police, Good Samaritans

Posted: 11:20 PM, Mar 23, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-24 05:20:33Z

Police and Good Samaritans rescued stranded travelers all day in Aurora Wednesday, but many cars were left abandoned on the side of the road.

Alex Yehboa, the owner of West End Towing, let us ride along as he drove around Aurora looking for blizzard casualties on the side of the road.

"When I started watching the news, I was, like, 'no, I want to get out there and help as much as I can,"" said Yehboa, who only accepted tips for payment as he helped pull out one stuck car after the next. "Because my wife was stuck this morning too. I have a family. I want people to be able to get home to their families."

Aurora police were also busy rescuing stranded travelers on the east side of the city.

They tweeted out video of the military-grade rescue vehicle in action, picking up five stranded passengers along 56th Ave alone.

Aurora declared a level 3 snow emergency Tuesday afternoon, after which vehicles abandoned on a city roadways can be tagged and towed, usually from major arteries first. 

The public will have to pay tow and city administrative fees, police said. 

The public can call 303-739-6050 to find out how to retrieve their vehicles. 

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